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Place Based Investment Programme

The Place Based Investment Programme (PBIP) was announced by the Scottish Government in May 2021. The programme provides local government with a share of £140M over 5 years to support and advance place-based capital investment and build on the strong partnership currently existing through the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).

West Lothian Council's allocation over the 5-year period will be over £4.5m with £1,000,000 initially thought to be available for 2022/23. The grant was for capital expenditure, and it was expected that expenditure will be met, or at least work or contracts signed or commenced, by 31 March 2023. Projects were also expected to have a value of £100,000 or above and be ready to implement. 

At the Council Executive on 8 February 2022 it was agreed that West Lothian's approach would split the fund 50:50, with £500,000 going towards Community Wealth Building Capital Projects, and £500,000 for Town Centre Capital Investment.

In April 2022 the final allocation was confirmed by the Scottish Government as £1,132,000 for 2022/23, resulting in a further £66,000 being available for both Community Wealth Building and Town Centre Capital Projects.

At the Council Executive on 21 June 2022 funding was awarded to 4 projects totalling £566,000. Further information on the projects can be found below.

Successful Applications 2022/23

 

Background Information

For any queries please contact the Community Wealth Building Team: CommunityWealthBuilding@westlothian.gov.uk

Town Centre Capital Investments

For further information on the awards for 2022/23 under the Town Centre Capital Investments stream of funding please visit Town Centre Capital page.

For any queries please contact the Regeneration Team: regenerationteam@westlothian.gov.uk